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Hi friends! I hope you all had an amazing weekend! Mine was pretty excellent, but before I tell you about it I want to finish telling you about Thanksgiving! I had such a wonderful day and took some pretty awesome pictures, so I didn’t want the rest of my day to go undocumented.

After leisurely watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from the Upper West Side of NYC, Fabio and I headed out for a Thanksgiving lunch/early dinner with his dad. Fabio’s two sisters were with their husbands/fiancees for the holiday, so it didn’t make sense to cook a big turkey just for the three of us. A meal at a nice restaurant with a special Thanksgiving Day menu sounded like a perfect alternative!

Our lunch reservations were at Water’s Edge, a restaurant in Long Island City with a gorgeous view of midtown Manhattan.


Even though it was cold and dreary outside, we stopped to take some pictures on the dock before heading into the restaurant. The view was just spectacular!


Soon we headed inside the warm, cozy restaurant, and after checking my coat and scarf, I immediately ordered a glass of champagne. What would the holidays be without champagne?


Our table wasn’t ready right away, so we sat at the bar while we waited. I loved that even from the bar, you could still take in the awesome view of the city.


After just a couple of minutes, our table was ready! I still cannot get over this view. So gorgeous!


Water’s Edge had a special Thanksgiving Day price-fix menu, where you could get three courses for $65. I began my meal with a bowl of pumpkin soup, complete with crispy pumpkin seeds. Yum.


For my main course, I had turkey two ways (light and dark meat) with gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and brussels sprouts. I was in Thanksgiving heaven!


Fabio ordered the lamb, which was really delicious too. Yum!

For dessert, I got the chocolate molten cake (my favorite dessert ever!) which came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Fabio got pecan pie and his dad got creme brûlée, so we put all three desserts in the middle of the table and shared. Such a yummy meal!

After lunch we felt like continuing our sight seeing, so on the way home we stopped by Astoria Park to take in even more gorgeous views of the city.


That skyline gets me every time!


This was my first time not spending Thanksgiving with my dad, and although I was missing him a lot, it was so nice to be with Fabio and his dad. They always welcome me into their family with open arms, and I could not be more grateful for that.


After eating we hung out at Fabio’s dad’s house for a little while just relaxing, and then visited a few of Fabio’s friends from home who he doesn’t get to see too often. What a fun Thanksgiving Day!

The rest of my holiday weekend was spent in Massachusetts, which I will recap in another post since I took about 8,000 pictures and want to do the trip justice. 😉

And now it’s back to that daily grind. Happy Monday!

Question of the day: Have you ever eaten in a restaurant on Thanksgiving?

Normally I would have been a little sad to eat in a restaurant in Thanksgiving, but luckily I had the opportunity to have a homemade Thanksgiving meal the very next day! Plus, if you’re going to be in a restaurant on Thanksgiving, I think the one we went to was pretty darn nice!

 Posted by on December 1, 2014

  9 Responses to “Thanksgiving Day 2014”

  1. This sounds like a great Thanksgiving! I’m sure Fabio’s dad loved having you both there for the holiday!! We missed you at home but I can’t wait to hear about the rest of your weekend!

  2. My senior year of college I was at Disney for the old Spice basketball tournament because I was the manager for ND. We played Thanksgiving night so the night before all the teams Had Thanksgiving dinner at Universal studios and then went on the tower of terror – eek! It was weird not having my moms cooking but they were nice enough to come down for the tourney so I was able to still spend time with them.

    Your meal look delicious! And those views can’t be beat 🙂

  3. Wow what a beautiful view! And the pudding sounds incredible!! Sometimes it’s nice to do something different one year though and you still got the ‘proper’ thing the next day. Nice! I’m so looking forward to our Christmas turkey dinner now…but so far!

  4. New reader – love your blog!
    In college I studied abroad in England and my family came to visit during Thanksgiving. We toured London together then went to an “American style” restaurant that featured a special Thanksgiving menu. It was a delicious and interesting take on the traditional fare.

  5. Looks like you had fun! For a couple years in a row we did dinner at McCormick and Schmicks with mom. They have a yummy thanksgiving meal!

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